‘Sex box’ to get new name as parents revolt[list=1]Officials in Basel have agreed to rename the “sex box” after receiving some 3,000 letters of protest from parents angered by the controversial trove ofwooden penises and fabric vaginas set to be used in a new sex education programme for playschool and primary school kids.
[/list]Christoph Eymann, Basel education minister and member of the liberal democrat party (LDP), responded to parent’s protests in an interview with SonntagsBlick.“It was no doubt stupid to call it a ’sex box’ – we will change that. But we will stick to our goal: to get across to children that sexuality is something natural.
Without forcing anything upon them or taking anything away from their parents,“ he said.Many parents say they do not understand why sex education needs to be taught to children as young as four.
“There are usually two reasons why sexuality becomes a topic in kindergarten: either the teacher is pregnant or one of the children will soon get a new sister or brother. In such cases, it is correct that the teacher can respond”, Eymann told SonntagsBlick.Eymann said he understood that one line in the programme, “touching can be enjoyed heartily”
, could be misconstrued, but insisted: “It is not about ‘touch me, feel me’. We want to tell the children that there is contact that they may find pleasurable
, but some that they should say ’no’ to. Kids can unfortunately can become victims of sexual violence already at playschool age.“Eymann said he would prefer if sex education was taught to children at home but argued that education officials needed to respond to the realities of today.“We currently live in an oversexualised society. There is uncontrolled distribution of pornographic material that can reach young children.
Some primary school children know the TV schedule until 2am.We would like to offer these children firm support, which is often not available in the family. The box is only an aid.
I trust the teachers to approach the material with care.”Despite this, Eymann said he takes critics’ arguments seriously, and has ordered the contents of the box to be examined after finding the cover of previous teaching material tasteless.Some parents have called for their children to be exempted from sex education. Eymann says he is strictly against exemptions
, although he is aware this will not make him many friends:“Primary school may be the only big audience that our society has. The shared values that it teaches are very important. I would definitely like to keep this. The explanatory lesson can be portrayed in a way that doesn’t offend“, he said.Critics of public school sex education have been warning of this for decades: Once you start down the slippery slope of teaching kids about
the mechanics of sex, it will invariably (in some school districts at least) eventually lead to advocacy for
sex. Combine that with the relentless drive to introduce sex ed at lower and lower grades, and you end up with what’s happening in Switzerland: Telling four-year-olds how pleasurable sex is
and leading them in classroom activities that are tantamount to public masturbation:‘Sex box’ for Swiss kindergarteners has genitalia toys: will teach sexuality is pleasurable
Kindergarten children in Basel, Switzerland will be presented this year with fabric models of human genitalia in a “sex box” to teach them that “contacting body parts can be pleasurable
.”The kit for teachers to give sex-education lessons to primary school children uses models andrecommends having children massage each other or to rub themselves with warm sand bags
, accompanied by soft music….I can no longer deny what I’ve long merely suspected: That many “progressive” educators use mandatory public school sex education specifically for the purpose of indoctrinating entire generations of children into being promiscuous as early as possible. Why? To cause the breakdown of the nuclear family, to pave the road for a Brave New World.Yesterday, it only happened in fiction. Today, it happens in Switzerland. Tomorrow — coming to a school near you.http://pajamasmedia.com/zombie/2011/08/26/brave-new-world-arrives-ahead-of-schedule-sex-indoctrination-for-toddlers/http://www.telebasel.ch/de/tv-archiv/&id=&mid=734